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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott,… Continue Reading Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

In support of the Homeless Veteran Stand Down Thursday, Oct. 16, Mayor Steve Bach announced he will accept the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, a call to action to mayors across the country to make a commitment to ending veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015. “We have seen a significant decline in the… Continue Reading Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

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Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

The first Downtown Venetucci Pumpkin Patch will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Acacia Park. The pumpkin patch is sponsored by ANB Bank and Bryan Construction and will coincide with the regular Downtown Sunday Market. All pumpkins will cost $6, with all proceeds going to Venetucci Farm, and initiative of the… Continue Reading Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

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Arapahoe Basin resort in Summit County announced today, Oct. 16, that it will open Friday for the first day of the 2014-15 season. This makes A-Basin the first skiing and snowboarding resort to open this year. The attraction’s Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9 a.m. and provide access to the intermediate High Noon Run,… Continue Reading A-Basin first Colorado ski resort to open

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Economic perspectives on stormwater

By Tom Binnings Senior Partner at Summit Economics   As an economist who is seriously concerned about the trajectory of our local economy, I was pleased to hear Tom Zwirlein of UCCS advocate for passing the Stormwater 1B initiative at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum last week. While I was greatly enthused with Dr. Zwirlein’s… Continue Reading Economic perspectives on stormwater

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Governor debate to stream live

The fifth debate between Colorado governor candidates, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, tonight, Oct. 15, at the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, will be streamed live on pbs.org/newshour/rundown/colorado-governors-debate/. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must have tickets. The tickets are… Continue Reading Governor debate to stream live

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After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado will have its After Hours with the Chamber event Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Springs Orleans, 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Entrepreneur and author Barry Farah will speak. First-time guests are free, members will pay $10 and nonmembers pay $15. The chamber is also having its fall educational event,… Continue Reading After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

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One in six children in El Paso County lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census, and Colorado has one of the fastest-growing poverty rates in the country. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start, and 100,000 children were enrolled throughout the U.S. In Colorado Springs, the late Sidney H. Berg directed the… Continue Reading CPCD breakfast to help poverty-stricken children

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Conflict resolution conference Thursday

The ninth Annual Colorado Conflict Resolution Conference at Colorado Technical University will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4435 N. Chestnut St. The conference is part of an international effort celebrating October as Conflict Resolution Month. The event, hosted by Phoenix Strategies, Inc., a Colorado provider of conflict resolution services and training,… Continue Reading Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

A new commission in Colorado will work to reduce the state’s high suicide rate, according to a news release. The Colorado Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado to address issues related to suicide prevention. Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is the commission’s executive… Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

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